The trial of former Interior Minister, Abba Moro, resumed on Thursday with evidence from the Corporate Affairs Commission [CAC] to the effect that the companies that executed the contract for the mounting of the e-recruitment portal of the Nigeria Immigration Service [NIS] are registered companies.
A prosecution witness, Muftahu Bello, from the Registry Department of the Commission gave the names of the registered companies as Drexel Tech Nigeria Limited and Drexel Nigeria Limited.
Bello who testified as the fourth prosecution witness was summoned by the prosecution to tender documents in court relating to the trial.
He however told the court that another company, Drexel Tech Global has not been registered with the Commission.
Some of the documents tendered in evidence the prosecution counsel, Mr. Steven Odiase through the witness include a letter from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC] to the Corporate Affairs Commission dated January 28, 2016 with the title “investigation Activities.
Another letter from the Commission to CAC dated March 3, 2016 with similar title was also tendered and admitted and marked as an exhibit by Justice Nnamdi Dimgba.
Meanwhile, the prosecution counsel has sought for an adjournment to enable him file and serve of counsel to the defendants, additional proof of evidence to tender additional documents.
Although the prosecution witness had initially told the court that only one company from the three companies mentioned in the EFCC letter to CAC for investigation that was registered, he admitted under cross examination by counsel to Drexel Nigerial Ltd, Sunday Ameh [SAN] that two companies were actually registered by the CAC.
Justice Dimgba adjourned the case to June 28 and 30 for continuation of trial at the instance of the prosecution counsel.